Leaving Your Tesla at Supercharger Stations Will Now Cost You $0.40/Minute

By: | December 23rd, 2016


In an effort to increase turnover at the company’s supercharger stations, Tesla has announced it will begin charging owners $0.40/minute for leaving vehicles thereafter they are done charging.

It seems like it’d be obvious to remove your car from the charger once it’s finished, but this has been an increasing problem as more and more Teslas are being sold, leading to crowded supercharger stations.

Owners will have 5 minutes to remove their vehicles from the charger before the fee kicks in for every additional minute.

Elon Musk began responding to complaints from Tesla owners last week on Twitter in regards to people leaving their cars at the stations for hours on end.

As far as the fee is concerned, Tesla says it “is purely about increasing customer happiness and we hope to never make any money from it.” But there will be exceptions:

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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